Landmarks on Grenada

Two islands worth of attractions means your Grenada vacation will never be dull

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The history of Grenada is spicy – literally. One of the island's major exports is nutmeg, and many of the landmarks available for guests to visit are spice processing plants. Visitors will also find rum distilleries, historic forts, and a hand full of museums to visit

Museums

In case you like to learn about unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Grenada. Click on the each name to learn complete information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. Located in the second oldest cotton ginnery in the world, The Carriacou Museum is located on Paterson Street on the small island of Carriacou. This museum is privately financed, surviving mainly on public donations, and the Carriacou Historical Society ensures that each exhibit is historically accurate.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Grenada Sugar Factory: The Grenada Sugar Factory Museum features tour guides that will take you step by step through the process of refining sugar into one of the many products it is used to create; including rum. At the end of the tour, you can also sample some of the rum at the Sample Bar.

The table directly below summarizes more information on a few the available museums on the island.

Museums On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George Grenada
Grenada Sugar Factory (473) 444-5363 The vicinity of St. George's Grenada
The Carriacou Museum (473) 443-8288 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou

Historical Sites

Fort Frederick

In case you like to immerse yourself in the history of a foreign place, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites while on vacation on Grenada.

Ningo Well is a historical site just on the edge of Grenada. There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Carriacou Ruins. It is Carriacou, in northern Grenada. The island of Curriacou was once full of remote estates, and scattered mills. However, as economic conditions changed, the estates were abandoned and now are in ruins.

Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

Glance through the following table for more information about historical sites on Grenada.

Historic Sites On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Amerindian Well -- Carriacou Carriacou
Carib's Leap -- 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sauteurs Grenada
Carriacou Ruins -- 2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough Carriacou
Dover Ruins -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Windward Carriacou
Duquense Bay Petroglyphs -- 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Crayfish Grenada
Fort Frederick -- 1.0 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort George -- Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort Matthew -- 1.3 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Gun Point -- 1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Ningo Well -- 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough -- 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou
River Antoine Rum Distillery (473) 442-7109 1.3 mi. East of Central Belmont Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery (473) 443-5477 1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Petit Etang Grenada

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may explore some other intriguing sites to visit on the island.

A landmark worth visiting is Campus War Memorial. It is True Blue Bay, in southwestern Grenada. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.

Other kinds of landmarks on Grenada are listed down below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Grenada
Name Type Location
Campus War Memorial Monument 0.3 mi. South West of Central True Blue Bay
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Mt. Gay

Bear in mind, Grenada is home to additional attractions. To learn about more other attractions for Grenada, click here.

Vacationers hoping to learn a little something about Grenada have plenty of options to explore, from rum distilleries and spice processing facilities to historic forts and ruins. Whether you want to spend a day perusing an outdoor market or learning island history at a museum, Grenada has enough landmarks to keep your days filled to the brim.

 

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